The fine folks at Canine Companions for Independence have created an overview video to share the process of how an assistance dog is bred, born, and raised to be a canine companion. These specially-trained dogs spend their entire life learning how to help others and then are matched with just the right person.
Canine Companions for Independence is an organization that breeds, raises, and trains assistance dogs for those who require extra help with everyday tasks. These dogs provide safety, companionship, and practical assistance daily. But what is the process like? That’s what this video explains.
First, they select and pair dogs for breeding, looking for dogs with the right traits to make the perfect canine companion. Once the puppies are born, they are sent to volunteer puppy raisers, who work with them until they are fully grown, teaching them socialization and necessary skills. After that, the dog is paired with an applicant, and together they go through team training.